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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 (OSHA)
the United States government agency that administers the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This act of the United States Congress established minimum health and safety standards for workers and provides for the inspection of places of employment and the penalizing of employers who do not provide conditions that meet the established standards. Further information on OSHA can be obtained by writing to Office of Information Services, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210.

OSHA

Abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, responsible for establishing and enforcing safety and health standards in the workplace.

OSHA

[ō′shä]
abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency that regulates worker safety.

OSHA

Occupational Safety & Health Administration Occupational medicine A federal agency that recommends health and safety procedures in, and promulgates standards for, the workplace. See Occupational medicine.

OSHA

Abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA

Abbreviation for Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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Instead, they should request an informal conference with the local OSHA area director.
The process seems to have paid off for all involved: OSHA now has an effective training tool, and Tabor Hills received an award from OSHA for its assistance with the video and excellent health and safety record at the 2004 LSN Annual Conference and Expo in April.
In March 2004, the CCPS entered into an agreement with OSHA, the EPA, the ACC, and SOCMA to provide funding for the book to be distributed on the Internet at http://info.
unions) about the job, and use a job hazard analysis tool such as those listed by OSHA in the appendix to the standard.
Still, OSHA did not have to state its views for the record until 1997, when a Houston credit manager asked for guidance as to what, if anything, he was legally obliged to do about the safety of salespeople who worked for his firm out of their homes.
In the pool area, for example, OSHA requires a respirator, rubber gloves, and eye protection in the filter room.
OSHA recommends adjusting your chair to fit your body, watching your posture and exercising at your desk.
She doesn't recall a whole lot of benevolence towards workers or anxiety about OSHA among her bosses.
The proposed OSHA rules focus on making sure that ventilation systems work, and involve most work space activities.
Although the EPA and OSHA standards contain identical substantive provisions, the regulations differ with respect to their scope of coverage.
When the first trio of men died, OSHA fined National Beef $960--that's $320 a life--and asked that the cleaning routine be made safer.
At press time, neither OSHA nor EPA had decided whether to appeal the ruling affecting it to the Supreme Court.